Faye's abandoned the Bebop - and taken their cash! When they have Ed search for her, one name comes up: JULIA. Spike sets off on his own to find his long-lost love, but only after a big fight with Jet. Meanwhile, Faye finds company in a strange man known as Gren in the town of Blue Crow, a place without women. And Vicious is somehow involved in all of this. All roads lead to Vicious as Spike searches for Julia, Jet tracks down Faye, Faye confronts Gren, and Gren reveals his secrets. But as Spike looks desperately for answers, Julia is nowhere to be found. Gren may have some answers, but Spike will have to get to him before its too late.
All booths at the interstellar travel gates have become the scene of high-tech robberies. There's a large bounty for the culprit, but over 20 perpetrators are arrested. The Bebop crew pools its information and tries to track down the mastermind behind all this, but their only clue is a chess piece, and even that seems worthless.